- The usual starting dose is 100 micrograms twice a day
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Providing an affordable, low carbon option for appropriate patients with asthma who need an inhaled corticosteroid
Please consult product SmPCs for specific indications and dosing regimens
|Brand||BTS/SIGN Adult Dose2||List price||30 day cost|
|Flixotide 100mcg Accuhaler 60 dose||1 puff BD||£4.02||£4.02|
|Pulmicort 100mcg Turbohaler 200 dose||2 puffs BD||£14.25||£8.55|
|Pulmicort 200mcg Turbohaler 100 dose||1 puff BD||£14.25||£8.55|
|Clenil Modulite 100mcg 200 dose||2 puffs BD||£7.42||£4.45|
|Qvar MDI 50mcg 200 dose||2 puffs BD||£7.87||£4.72|
|Flixotide 250mcg Accuhaler 60 dose||1 puff BD||£4.23||£4.23|
|Pulmicort 200mcg Turbohaler 100 dose||2 puffs BD||£14.25||£17.10|
|Pulmicort 400mcg Turbohaler 50 dose||1 puff BD||£14.25||£17.10|
|Clenil Modulite 200mcg 200 dose||2 puffs BD||£16.17||£9.70|
|Qvar MDI 100mcg 200 dose||2 puffs BD||£17.21||£10.33|
|Flixotide 500mcg Accuhaler||1 puff BD||£4.73||£4.73|
|Pulmicort 400mcg Turbohaler||2 puffs BD||£14.25||£34.20|
|Clenil Modulite 250mcg||2 puffs BD||£16.29||£9.77|
|Clenil Modulite 250mcg||4 puffs BD||£16.29||£19.55|
|Qvar MDI 100mcg 200 dose||4 puffs BD||£17.21||£20.65|
In order to calculate which brands are commonly prescribed, where a brand has more than one strength pack, the pack volumes have been added together to give total brand volume
Consult SmPC's for specific indications and dosing regimens.
Not all ICSs are the same molecule. Flixotide is fluticasone propionate, Pulmicort is budesonide, Qvar and Clenil are beclomethasone dipropionate
Flixotide Accuhaler offers preventative treatment for asthma.
For Adults: Prophylactic management in mild asthma for patients requiring intermittent symptomatic bronchodilator asthma medication on a regular daily basis; prophylactic management in moderate asthma for patients with unstable or worsening asthma despite prophylactic therapy or bronchodilator alone; prophylactic management in severe asthma for patients with severe chronic asthma and those who are dependent on systemic corticosteroids for adequate control of symptoms.
For children: Any child who requires prophylactic medication for asthma, including patients not controlled on currently available prophylactic medication.
Moderate to severe asthma
Children (4 to 16 years of age):
Flixotide Prescribing Information (PDF)
Ventolin Prescribing Information (PDF)
Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/ or search for MHRA Yellowcard in the Google Play or Apple App store. Adverse events should also be reported to GlaxoSmithKline on 0800 221 441
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March 2023 | PM-GB-FLP-WCNT-220002 (V2.0)